The green necktie has become almost obligatory, but President Obama, who can claim a great-great-great-grandfather from the Irish village of Moneygall, did more than just sport the color of the day. He put it in the White House water.
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If your Thanksgiving dinner is lacking in pie, it’s because the Obama family has a monopoly on all the pies in America!
After the First Family chows down on the turkey that was not pardoned for its crime of “having delicious bird parts,” as Last Week Tonight host John Oliver put it, they’re going to have some pretty incredible pastries!
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Just in time to work on the elaborate holiday gingerbread house, Susan E. Morrison has just been named the new executive pastry chef at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the first time a woman has been appointed to that position.
Before he pulled presidential rank to cut the line at barbecue joints, make pit stops for chocolate cake, fork into “crack” pies and chow down on all the hamburgers his heart desires, Barack Obama was vouching for a down-home spot.
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You would think that having the President of the United States, the First Lady and 250 guests over for dinner would make any chef really nervous. Well, not if you’re White Street N.Y.C.’s executive chef Floyd Cardoz.